A death squad government may not be the Obama administration's first choice for Honduras, but they prefer it to another left government that people might elect if they were able to organize in a free election.
One has to wonder what the U.S. government would do if the violence associated with drug trafficking were ever to subside, it has been so convenient to them in building up their military and security presence in the region, and the political influence that goes with it.
Presidents like Lula da Silva and Michele Bachelet take the threat of military coups seriously. It's time the U.S. join them and support the rights of Hondurans, instead of fighting to legitimize a repressive regime.
A negotiated compromise at this week's meeting of the OAS could point a way forward to allow member states to vote for the reintegration of Honduras, barred from the group last year after what some governments called a coup.